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Welcome Week 2020

Welcome to UMBC! Welcome Week is one of UMBC’s favorite traditions. At the beginning of each semester departments and offices from across campus come together to welcome new and returning students back to UMBC. This website is meant to show you the different ways you can participate in Welcome Week activities, work with new students, or take part in high impact experiences to connect you with your fellow retrievers. We hope you take some time to view the website and find ways you can connect.

While things on campus look a little different than we are used to right now, we want to reassure you that you chose the right place, despite the weird time.

As we prepare to welcome our new and returning retrievers to campus – the physical space, the community, and our virtual environments – be sure to check back to this page and for updates and information. As a new student, you can expect outreach from current students, faculty, and staff; information on virtual group activities; suggested transition workshops, videos, modules, and resources; and opportunities to meet other new students. In the meantime, feel free to send any questions or concerns to and a Campus Life staff member will get back with you as soon as possible!

– Welcome Week Committee